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Let’s go to the beach in Jericoacoara in Brazil!? And from Fortaleza we can get there by private jeep or public bus? We took the jeep. Now we need to choose. By road or by the beach?
And let’s choose the “Let’s get late to Jericoacoara” which means, LET’S GO BY THE BEACH !!!
And when I say “by the beach”, I don`t mean a road or a road beside the beach. It is litetally by the sand, where we stop along the way, with water crossings with the jeep on “handmade” ferries. We eat, we see the fishermen returning to the coast with the catch of the day. We talk, we know a little more about the region of Ceará in the Brazilian Northeast told by the fishermen themselves.
We take pictures (lots of them) because we have in front of us landscapes that we could not find on the road.
And so it’s been 6 hours since we were picked up at the airport – by the road it only takes 2.30h (it’s for the return). Jericoacoara is 300km away from Fortaleza.
And Jericoacoara? Or Jeri – name by which is affectionately called by the locals!
Jeri is a village in Ceará. Dedicated to beach tourism and activities on the sea such as Windsurfing or Kitesurfing and for the practitioners of this sport Jericoacaoara is a paradise! Relaxed with good atmosphere in a beach oasis!
And Jeri does not have roads, there are only sand paths, where shoes are not welcome (and the shoes don`t work very well in Jeri). I walked barefoot for a week and slippers in hand day and night!
It is surrounded by dunes, by the sea and by beautiful and scenic lagoons of warm transparent water!
As there are no roads, there are no cars either. Except Moto 4, Buggy`s and Jeeps – exclusively for local transport.
Renting a Buggy or a Moto4 is not advisable without having someone nearby who knows the region. And as there are no roads there is no signage because the paths are made by the sand and by the dunes. But there is always someone (for a price) willing to accompany us.
Those who bring a car must drop it in Jijoca de Jericoacoara and take a “jardineira” (a small old type of bus that rattles a lot) to the beaches, restaurants and inns
And Jijoca the Jericoacoara is precisely the municipality of which Jeri is a member. There are no ATM`s but we can pay with money raised in Fortaleza or with credit cards.
The inns and the small hotels are in Jeri and in some small coast villages along the beach, such as the lovely Prea.
And I chose a lovely inn right on the seafront, central, with few rooms with a fabulous ocean view with a Oforô tub and a hammock on the porch.
Very nice and tidy, delicious food and impeccable staff!
As it is a small inn with only 14 rooms as almost all in Jeri, it receives few guests what allows a prepared staff In the restaurant and reception. Always attentive and in the breakfasts with some tasting tapiocas preparing at the time for us!
The massages in the small SPA with the sea breeze are very relaxing!
Returning to Jeri I will definitely stay in the same .
When I go to a place and I do not feel the need to change I do not change. This is one of the cases. It’s called Pousada Jeribá!
And the days pass between walks along the beach with the empty tide. And it’s a beach that has no end. I took about 3 hours a day on my walks and never found the end!
It`s miles miles of deserted and paradisiacal beach with my camera and my daughters for company. Conversations with fishermen, who fish with line and my book. The lunches dinners are delicious. The restaurants in general are very good, With traditional Brazilian food and the fish and seafood is a “must eat”.
And of course making tours through some special places that are the ex-libbris of the zone!
Only by Buggy with someone who knows the paths between the dunes is that we can reach “them”.
Tatajuba 30 km from Jeri, beautiful lunch standing on the water in Lagoa da Torta where we choose the seafood and the fish that is confectioned in front of us. Not before passing by Old Tatajuba where Miss. Delmira tells us the local history better than anyone else!
And the lady (a charismatic figure known to all) tell us how did the moving dunes over the years have taken the houses as their own, and that the population could do nothing about it. Even though they had spent years tirelessly removing the sands from their homes, it turned out to be hard work and no return. And in less than 15 years everything around 150 houses was buried. So they moved to another location.
To get to Tatajuba we have to cross water withe the buggy on a kind of boat (balsa) and drive a sand path in the middle of the mangroves.
With a few fun stops in the middle for example, make Ski-Bunda (bunda=ass) in the largest Dune of Ceará the name of Duna do Funil.
(Where to slide is easy, now back UP ??? There is always a Moto4 that will get us down there)
We go canoeing to “hunt” of seahorses. Not to hurt them. But to be able to watch them in their natural habitat among the mangroves!
Let’s go to the magical Blue Lagoon (Lagoa Azul) that lives up to its name. A beautiful freshwater lagoon and white sand …. it looks more like a giant pool. But this “giant pool” comes accompanied by nets in the water, tables and chairs, plus all the infrastructures to spend a beautiful day at the beach, or is it at the pool !?
No. It’s a really beautiful day in a lagoon !!
And we end the days every day the same way. With a beautiful sunset watched from the beach or from the inn terrace or from the famous Jeri dune where many go looking for the best spot to see the sunset.
I refer the dune that has the same name. The Sunset Dune! ( Duna do Pôr do Sol)
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